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Like This - More Poems of Rumi - Coleman Barks

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Through his rendering of Rumi’s poems and stories, Coleman Barks has established himself as perhaps the leading voice for Rumi’s work today. His warm and sensitive reading combines with the world-renowned musicianship of Hamza El Din (oud and tar) and Steve Coughlin (ney an hansuri) to create an enthralling listening experience. 

Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), is now recognized in the West as one of the greatest poets of all time . His works are charged with an unequalled blend of literary genius and spiritual wisdom 

No matter how often we listed to Rumi, each time is always the first time.

This program includes twenty two of Rumi’s most beautiful poems. Coleman Barks bio and links

Running Time:
73 minutes
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2009 Nautilus Silver Winner Pure Water - Poetry of Rumi with Coleman Barks and Eugene Friesen

PureWater-Image-Better Listen BetterListen is proud to be the recipient of a 2009 Nautilus Silver Award for our recording of Pure Water - Poetry of Rumi with Coleman Barks and Eugene Friesen

Following are transcribed selections of Rumi poetry included on our audio program our Pure Water.

Inside water, a water wheel turns.

The star circulates with the moon. 

We live in the night ocean wondering, 

What are these lights?  


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This moment, this love comes to rest in me, 

many beings in one being.

In one wheat grain a thousand sheath stacks. 

Inside the needles eye a turning night of stars.


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I am so small I can barely be seen.  

How can this great love be inside me?  

Look at your eyes, they are small, 

but they see enormous things.


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Keep walking though there is no place to get to.  

Don’t try to see through the distance, that’s not for human beings.  

Move within but don’t move the way fear makes you move.  Move within.  


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Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, 

there is a field. I’ll meet you there. 

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.  


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The Human Shadow by Robert Bly - 20th Anniversary Edition

The Human Shadow Robert Bly20th Anniversary Edition
(Digitally Remastered)


WITH POETRY, MUSIC AND STORIES, Robert Bly takes us on a thought provoking and entertaining journey. Recorded live at the Open Center in New York City, and edited by William Booth, this audio program captures an extraordinary event for you to listen to again and again.

"Your parents make it clear there are certain parts of us they don't like, 'you're too noisy' ... One image is to say we take that part and put it into a bag. Our independence and feeling goes into the bag, the bag is getting heavy and two miles long."

“You could say we spend our life until we're twenty deciding what to put into the bag and we spend the rest of our life trying to get it out again." Robert Bly Bio and Link

Running Time:
2hours 40minutes
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Indigenous Peoples Message To The World

In 1992 I traveled to the jungles of Brazil to record the The First World Conference of Indigenous Peoples. Over the week I recorded more than 50 hours of audio. The lectures, delivered in the 3 official languages of the conference, were moving, inspirational and often times gut wrenching. Cultural, musical performances were also digitally recorded.

It was the first time indigenous peoples from every continent were in the same place. The conference was closed to the public, I was one of a handful of non native peoples invited.

After a lot of time and resources the recordings were boiled down to 2 separate programs. The resulting project was endorsed by the United Nations. In addition to receiving a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly -- PW also invented an award for the production "The Pioneering Hybrid Of The Month Award."

Click here to listen to a sample. This title and many other multimedia "downloads to uplift," will be available soon on our site. As all titles to be released on our site, a percentage of profits will go towards a socially responsible cause. In this case, Land is Life, the organization that organized the conference back in  1992.